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is kind of late to the game. he delegated this to joe biden. eric cantor, jon kyl left those talks when it became apparent that they weren't making progress. so finally the president took personal ownership and responsibility. i'm glad he did because only he and john boehner and mitch mcconnell are going to be able to leach a deal. there's not much time left to do that. i hope they go big. i hope we take advantage of this opportunity rather than have to deal with a piecemeal approach. >> woodruff: if democrats are prepared to give ground on entitlements on medicare and medicaid why can't republicans give some ground on the question of taxes especially, you know, we're talking about corporate taxes, doing away with tax breaks for people who own private jets? >> we're happy to talk to the president about tax reform, which is a commission, the simpson-bowles commission last december recommended. a lot of that is a good place to have a good extended discussion and to make our tax code flatter, fairer and simpler and also to make our companies more competitive when it comes to job creation h
the votes aren't there in the republican caucus that is what happened to jon boehner, he had this rug pulled out beyonded intramural bickering with eric cantor, perceived bickering. the republican leadership desai-- denies it exists but it apparent that cantor has been the spokesman and the leader of that group and the republican caucus that is most anti-tax. >> woodruff: and the president, david s still saying, he said i put on the table, and he still s entitlements, social security, medicare, medicaid. and he's saying this is something that republicans, an opportunity they passed up on. >> yeah, i'm not sure it is a little exaggerated to say he put it on the table. they may have been putting it on the table and smelled at roama from the kitchen. so it wasn't really on the table. so the aroma was-- . >> woodruff: it's not really an offer. >> it was never really materialized but it was a possibility worth exploring and the possibility worth exploring was raise the medicare eligibility, tying social security to a different inflation measure which would reduce the benefits and about $1.4 trill
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